State of the HeART Philanthropy | New Generation of African American Philanthropists
September 1 opens the door to another year of Black giving in all its forms. Let’s keep giving augustly, and celebrate together again next August!
In substance and in symbolism, The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited represents our giving circle’s gifts of time, talent and treasure. It is part of our civic leadership in reframing portraits of philanthropy. Through the power of art and culture, the exhibit is designed as a call to action toward a movement of conscious giving for social change.
On September 5, the Pop-Up, Abridged Edition of “The Soul of Philanthropy” exhibit opens to the public at Charlotte’s Levine Museum of the New South. It will run through February 2016—Black History Month. Visit and you will see the exhibition celebrates our stories, which span the Old South and the New South. Our circle’s work is also shaping The South of the Future, because we recognize that Black giving matters.
Come to see philanthropy differently.
New Generation of African American Philanthropists
Group portrait featured above was taken at The Green, Charlotte, North Carolina, August 16, 2015. Members and the year they joined the giving circle are listed below and ordered as pictured from left to right.
- Tiffany Graham, 2014
- Bernadette Johnson, 2013
- Lisa Moore, 2014
- Qiana Austin, 2014
- Diatra Fullwood, 2006
- Ed Franklin, 2008
- Donna Murray, 2014
- Rashad Davis, 2006
- Keysha Walker, 2013
- Robyn Massey, 2014
- Charles Thomas, 2011
- Dawn Fisher, 2008
- Jerel Harvey, 2013
- Todd Pipkin, 2014
- Valaida Fullwood, 2006
- Shawna Freeman, 2015
- Reginald White, 2015
- Victoria White, 2015
- Cathy Peterson, 2006
- Tiffani Teachey, 2015
- Michael DeVaul, 2015
- Renee Bradford, 2006
- Kia Lyons, 2015
- Clarence Lyons, 2013
- Albert Carter, 2015 (not pictured)
- Emma Allen, 2015 (not pictured)
- Eric Law, 2006 (not pictured)
- Jehan Shamsid-Deen, 2006 (not pictured)
- Meka Sales, 2009 (not pictured)
- Melandee Jones, 2007 (not pictured)
- Patricia Martelly, 2006 (not pictured)
- Steven Pearson, 2014 (not pictured)
Photographer: Rae Images
Get in the picture! Contribute to or join our circle at New-Philanthropists.org.
Message for the last day of Black Philanthropy Month!
AUGUST IS BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH—an unprecedented coordinated initiative to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms.
Entering its fifth year of observance, Black Philanthropy Month is designed as a multimedia campaign—online and within communities—to inform, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership. High-impact events, media stories, service projects and giving opportunities compose the annual campaign, which kicks off today, August 1. We’re amidst a season of change and #blackgivingmatters.
Sponsors of BPM 2015 include: The Cleveland Foundation, POISE Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.